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Nestled high in the slopes of the Andes, Machu Picchu was discovered by Hiram Bingham III in 1911. This was a hidden capital to which the Inca had escaped after the Spanish conquistadors arrived in 1532. Over time it became famous as the legendary Lost City of the Inca. Recent research has cast doubt on whether Machu Picchu had ever been forgotten at all. When Bingham arrived, three families of farmers were living at the site.
The Serapeum of Alexandria: The Great Temple of Serapis
The Serapeum was the largest and most prestigious of all temples in the Greek quarter of Alexandria, built during the reign of Ptolemy III Euergetes, built with white marble, and was decorated with reliefs and statues between 246 and 222 BC. It was dedicated to the Egyptian god Serapis that was invented by Ptolemy I to bind the native Egyptians with the Greeks
This prehistoric archaeological site is located just outside the island's capital city, erected by the Bronze Age Minoan civilization on Crete. Though there is nothing much left of the palace but exploring the ruins of this fascinating place sounds interesting.